Some axes are meant to chop wood; others are designed to hack through steel. The M48 Ranger Hawk Axe ($60) is designed for silently annihilating the undead. It features a wide, upswept blade precision cast from stainless steel, a 30% fiberglass, nylon-reinforced handle with black nylon cord wrapping, and an included nylon sheath and compass. Target practice not included.
As the ongoing demolition/renovation project at the new Uncrate HQ has taught us, goggles aren't just for skiers — one errant nail, sharpened wood fragment, or cloud of scary, decades-old dust can leave you looking like a pirate. That's why we'll be sporting these DeWalt Concealer Safety Goggles ($11-$13). They offer built-in ventilation for added fog control, a dual-injected rubber seal for comfort, a rugged polycarbonate lens for protection, and your choice of clear or tinted lenses.
Keep your axe — or hammer, or travel tripod, or nearly any other 2-inch diameter tool — nearby with the Damn Yak Axe Holster ($36). Hand crafted from sturdy 12oz vegetable tanned tooling leather, this hearty holster features flat brass rivets, a para-cord keeper strap with a ITW Nexus Eclipse cord lock, and Obenauf's LP treatment for outstanding weather protection.